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Using tech to transform philanthropy

TweetTech entrepreneur Alexandre Mars is known in his native France as the French Bill Gates. Having made his fortune creating and selling tech startups, Mars, 41, founded Epic Foundation two years ago. In an interview for The Guardian, Mars explains … Continue reading

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How your old jacket might be just the job

TweetEver considered what someone who’s homeless wears to a job interview? If you’re trying to get back on your feet and into work or training, whether you’re homeless, long-term unemployed or disadvantaged, what you need is smart clothes, but what … Continue reading

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What cash-strapped cities can learn from Birmingham’s clean up

TweetMy piece in Guardian Public: Litter-strewn public spaces, pavements speckled with chewing gum and rowdy street drinkers. For any town centre manager, these city centre hallmarks are familiar problems.

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A post-cuts third sector; where business and back office are as vital as compassion

TweetBy Shaks Ghosh “A hard road, leading to a better future, is how Chancellor George Osborne spoke of the journey ahead of us in yesterday’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). All I know for certain is that it’s already been a … Continue reading

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The tale of Lion Face: how businesses could help society

TweetThe story of Lion Face puts the big into big society. Seven years ago, the 20-year-old gang member from the barrios of Aragua, Venezuela, mugged a security guard from the nearby Santa Teresa rum distillery and stole his gun. When … Continue reading

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